getting enough protein on 1200 calories of mostly-not-meat is a real challenge! I struggle with this.
How about fish? Canned tuna? Low calorie/lean protein source...
Cheese (in moderation because it is so calorie-dense)
What I do is try and make sure I have some sort of protein at every meal. I eat a lot of eggs. I eat a lot of yogurt. I top my salads with beans or cheese or sliced meat (or all of the above).
It is challenging for sure! I really have to pay attention! But like you, I am not interested in "protein powders" - though I might consider chia or flax or wheat germ....
Goal 1 - break 200 (46 pounds lost)**DONE**
Goal 2 - leave obesity behind (BMI 29.9, at 185#) **DONE**
Goal 3 - BMI = Normal (154# or less)
| current weight: 174.0